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Providing safe, reliable electric service to millions of people in central and eastern Pennsylvania is what we do. But Pennsylvania also is where we live, shop, worship, coach, volunteer and more.

We’re part of the fabric of communities that dot 10,000 square miles, from Honesdale to Lancaster, from Harrisburg to Bethlehem.
We’re a PA born and bred company and we’re launching this blog to spread the word about what’s happening and what’s interesting – be it in your town or someone else’s. It’s over-the-fence, neighbor to neighbor. It’s Purely PA!

It’s conversation, celebration, information — about people, places and things all around us.
The focus will be varied, but always interesting.

From history, to cool things to do with your family and friends, and much more, check back often to see what strikes your fancy.


We’re a PA born and bred company and we’re launching this blog to spread the word about what’s happening and what’s interesting – be it in your town or someone else’s.




Purely PA blog posts



Lititz — the coolest small town in America
Date: 21 Jul 2014
It might be small, but Lititz is home to a large amount of historical, exciting and mouth-watering attractions for both residents and visitors. Lititz has existed since 1746 and with a current population of over 9,300,......

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Bridges to yesteryear
Date: 17 Jul 2014
Drive around the back roads of many of the counties we serve, and you may enjoy an opportunity to cross a covered bridge – a nostalgic span into our state’s past. Did you know that Pennsylvania is home to nearly 200 original......

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Eating hot dogs in the ‘Place of the Noisy Waters’
Date: 10 Jul 2014
This isn’t Coney Island and you won’t find famed hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut in this shot, but we’ve got a hot dog eating contest for this edition of Throwback Thursday #tbt. This particular contest is a far cry from......

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A green flag for fun
Date: 08 Jul 2014
NASCAR fans, rev your engines. We’re headed to Pocono Raceway, Home of The Tricky Triangle, for Summer Fun Giveaway #3. Our first two giveaways this summer were associated with theme parks. For Number 3, we’re switching......

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Extra, extra, read all about it
Date: 03 Jul 2014
On July 5, 1776, the Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote was the country’s first newspaper to announce that the Declaration of Independence had been adopted. The article read as follows: “Yesterday at noon, the Declaration......

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The Liberty Bell slept in Quakertown
Date: 02 Jul 2014
Visitors can view a replica of the Liberty Bell at Zion’s United Church of Christ of Allentown A little more than a year after the colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, redcoats prepared to take......

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Caring for the wounded in Bethlehem
Date: 01 Jul 2014
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Washington’s battered army sought shelter in rural towns sympathetic to the patriot cause. One of those communities was Bethlehem, a Moravian town whose residents opened their......

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Throwback Thursday: Model behavior
Date: 26 Jun 2014
We travel back to 1968 in this edition of #tbt, to the iconic Hess’s department store in downtown Allentown. The models certainly were one of the drawing cards for Hess’s, as were appearances by famous actors and artists,......

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Summer Fun Giveaway #2
Date: 19 Jun 2014
  The newest Purely PA! summer fun giveaway takes us to central Pennsylvania to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. You can win four tickets to this great attraction for all the thrills you can handle.  The tickets are good......

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A berry good time in the field
Date: 16 Jun 2014
This is one time of year when I don’t mind being caught red-handed. When the calendar points to mid-June, I try to point myself to the nearest pick-your-own strawberries farm. I may not have grown the berries, but there’s......

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Get a kick out of World Cup soccer fest and view party in Bethlehem
Date: 12 Jun 2014
If your goooooooaaaaaaaaal! is to watch the FIFA World Cup in a whole new way, check out the Soccer Fest and Viewing Party at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks. The free event runs from today (6/12) through Monday and again from......

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Honoring heroes in Hawley
Date: 12 Jun 2014
In this week’s installment of Throwback Thursday, we look back into some of our most patriotic moments in history, courtesy of the Wayne County Historical Society. Shown here is a picture of a World War I welcome home......

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Home sweet — Clinton County — home
Date: 11 Jun 2014
Everyone has a home that is near and dear to their heart, and this year the people of Clinton County are celebrating theirs! Established in 1839, some 22 years before the Civil War, Clinton County will celebrate its 175th......

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Lancaster mud sales — always a treat
Date: 04 Jun 2014
I attended my first Lancaster mud sale last summer in the small crossroads town of Refton. And I’m hooked. They don’t sell mud at these events, just like they don’t sell garages at garage sales. It’s a lot better......

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Summer Fun Giveaway #1
Date: 30 May 2014
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking about some great places in central and eastern Pennsylvania to help make your summer memorable. In some cases, there will be giveaways involved. You could win free stuff to help......

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Allentown’s Hamilton Street — 123 years ago
Date: 29 May 2014
For this installment of Throwback Thursday, we went WAY back, courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Shown here is a view of 6th and Hamilton streets in 1891. Take note of the utility poles with about a dozen......

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All aboard the Strasburg Railroad
Date: 28 May 2014
Okay, ladies and gents, step right up for a trip to Paradise. Paradise, Pennsylvania, that is. On the Strasburg Railroad. A hissing, chugging, whistle-blowing steam locomotive pulls a beautifully restored train on a 45-minute......

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Strike a chord with music history
Date: 22 May 2014
Tucked away on a side street in historic Nazareth is a place that has helped shaped musical history – the Martin Guitar factory. Take a guided tour to watch skilled craftsmen build the guitars coveted by some of the most......

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Throwback Thursday
Date: 15 May 2014
At times, we all long for the “good old days.” In partnership with historical societies and history buffs alike, we’ll bring you a look at yesteryear in the communities we serve. Our first installment comes courtesy......

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Bushkill Falls — a natural wonder
Date: 05 May 2014
Visitors can take a short hike to the majestic Main Falls, where the waters of Bushkill Creek tumble down a 100-foot cliff and into a deep pond flanked by ferns and flowers. Other hikes are longer, but pay off with views......

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Williamsport — Little League, lumber and music
Date: 05 May 2014
Williamsport — proud host of the Little League World Series and recognized as the lumber capital world in the 1800s — also can boast about its musical role in some of the nation’s most memorable events. One of the oldest......

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